Since the turn of the year, FOA has rescued 7 girls off the streets. Our goal for the next 3 years is to rescue at least 30 girls from sexual and physical violence.
Vera is naturally curious, loves a good adventure and enjoys solving tough problems. She is deeply concerned about the injustices and sufferings of women and children in Ghana. She sees her work at FOA as a way to do something about issues she feels so strongly about.
In addition to supporting with street outreach activities and programs at Norviwo, Vera is the go-to person for health-related issues, family tracing, reunions and the general welfare of our FOA children. She is fun and a natural at drawing people in with her presence. Vera is no push over, she holds our FOA children and colleagues alike accountable to their words and actions.
When Vera is not on the front lines she is learning and exploring the world of fashion. She has an eye for design, details and likes to sew. She brings this precision to her work by looking at diverse ways to solve complex problems without compromising on details.
Vera graduated from the Methodist University College with a B.A. in Social Work. At school, she served as thee Secretary of the Student's Representative Council where she coordinated several community engagement activities.
Every moment a child is off the streets and in the classroom is another moment for the Future of Africa.
Anita reflects on her personal growth during her 8 week internship at Future of Africa.
In 2023, the popularity of Wellness Wednesday among children living in street situations has grown significantly from an average of 15 attendees to a record 47 attendees.